Nothing Democratic About Snuffing Out Candlelight Party Ahead of Cambodian Elections

Cambodia’s election commission disqualified the Candlelight Party, considered the country’s only effective opposition party, on May 15. The move came ahead of general elections set for July 23.

The Candlelight Party said it would appeal the commission’s decision to the constitutional court.

The refusal to register the Candlelight Party fits into the government’s broader campaign to throttle the political opposition ahead of the July general elections.

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